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Michael Barilan

Yechiel Michael Barilan is a practicing physician, specialist in internal medicine, and Associate Professor of Medical Education in the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.

Titles by This Author

The New Language of Global Ethics and Biolaw

“Human dignity” has been enshrined in international agreements and national constitutions as a fundamental human right. The World Medical Association calls on physicians to respect human dignity and to discharge their duties with dignity. And yet human dignity is a term--like love, hope, and justice--that is intuitively grasped but never clearly defined. Some ethicists and bioethicists dismiss it; other thinkers point to its use in the service of particular ideologies.